Mar 20, 2013 6:00pm PDT
to get back some of that vote. in california republicans have created something called grow elect. it is a new political action committee dedicated to identifying and cultivating latino candidates ranging from school board elections to maral campaigns. >> and the republicans are hoping for? >> to get back in theic politic game. just last week helped elect three latinos, races that were small, city council types. for the three winners it is the first time to experience support from the republican party. look for this group, grow elect to take on a more prominent role next year. if they do the democrats might find themselves with reenergized competition. >>> spanning generations. still ahead here at six, the role grandfathers may play in determining your child's autism risk. >>> should you have to tell your boss how much you weigh? >>> and i'm janelle wang. president obama and israel show a united front speaking of pressing issues. the latest in world tonight. >>> criticized for the policy on homosexuals and criticized for its survey the boy scouts of america raising more eyebrows.
Mar 19, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. >>> president obama is on his way to israel tonight for his first trip there since being elected in 2008. there are low expectations that the visit will produce anything fruitful. president obama will also visit the west bank and jordan during his three-day trip. >>> just off the west bank, rough seas continue for the island country of cyprus. today the parliament rejected a condition of the bailout package. it would allow the government to take a small percentage of people's savings accounts to pay for the country's debt. it is back to the drawing board for the president to devise a new plan. >>> hundreds of thousands of people poured into st. peter's square today for the inaugural mass of pope francis i. dignit arys travelled to the vatican to be part of today's service. jay gray has been following the election and the fest tivities. we have been talking a lot about the style and now it comes down to substance, correct? >> reporter: you are absolutely right. it was a mass wrapped in the traditions of the catholic faith. but as he has done since his election pope francis managed to weav
Mar 24, 2013 6:00pm PDT
about iraq's delegate and preparing for upcoming elections. >> we all want to see iraq succesuc succe succeed. such an. the world has an interest in seeing iraq take a leading role in the region as a functning democracy. >> the talk also focused on iraq granting iran access to its air space. u.s. officials believe iranian jets are carrying weapons and fighters to support the syrian government. iran and iraq have claimed the flights are for humanitarian purposes. >>> still ahead, thousands on hand as pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass. but you might be surprised by his message today. >>> plus, rita moreno making an appearance as an east bay theater during a screening of one of her oscar-award winning classics. >>> a warm day in the bay area today. we managed mid 70s for highs. one of the changes we're seeing tonight, ahead of spring showers, coming back into the forecast for the work week. we'll let you know when and how much when we come right back. [ male announcer ] fact: the 100% electric nissan leaf... is more fun than ever. sees better than ever. ♪ charges faste
Mar 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
we should let people vote up and down on every election cycle, whether somebody should have their fundamental rights or not. >> beyond the parents getting married and their children benefitting, there are children growing up today that need to know that they have equal opportunity. >> reporter: in san francisco, stephanie trong, nbc bay area news. >>> and a big week next week, the justices hearing arguments for the defense of marriage act, signed into law by president clinton. >>> and american academy of pediatrics has declared its support of same-second parent, saying marriage is in the best interest of children and offers kids long-term security, rights and benefits. the doctors made the declaration after four years of analysis and research. >>> and new tonight at 6:00, over the passionate objections of students and parents, oakland school board has decided to close three schools, they will close down american indian public charter school and american indian public charter school two, the american indian public high school will also close, but that will close at the end of